I'm taking a break from carrot cake recipes for a day to talk about Father's Day. My husband feels a bit ambivalent about it, much as I do about Mother's Day, from all the years of struggling with infertility. However, he is happy to go to my brother's pool party tomorrow to celebrate his birthday and Father's Day for all the fathers. Emphasis on pool.
My Southern Heritage Family Gatherings cookbook has a "Father's Day Ice Cream Party" menu. The caption for this photo is 'With three ice cream recipes, two sauces, nuts and fruit, plus Icebox Cookies, the imagination reaches new heights.' It certainly does. I should mention that I have most of the glasses pictured here. I obsessed with ice cream sundae glasses a few years ago and snapped up vintage ones. Now that I'm packing, I have to wonder about that collection. It's also interesting to me that even though our sons are adopted, they seem to have the collecting genes also. Nurture, not nature, I think.
Here's the recipe for Icebox Cookies:
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup sugar
3 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup finely chopped pecans
Combine butter and sugar; beat well. Add eggs, flour and vanilla; mix well. Stir in pecans.
Divide dough into three equal portions; shape each portion into a 12X2 inch roll. Wrap in waxed paper, and refrigerate overnight.
Slice dough into 1/4 inch thick slices; place slices on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 9 dozen. (9 dozen?!?)
Have a good weekend!